Welcome to the college of engineering at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University (PSAU). Various branches of engineering are the main pillar of the economy of any country and also fulfill the increasing demand of skilled manpower with the development and progress of the country. Over about ten years since its establishment, the college of engineering has stood out in a unique position among other institutions as a result of the consistent and concerted effort of its faculty, staff, and students. The college offers four Bachelor programs in the fields of Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, and Industrial engineering. The offered programs at the college are ABET-accredited and undergo continuous rigorous evaluations to maintain this elite status.
The engineering faculty plays a significant role in the training of engineers who are considered the most important resource for the advancement of industry and the development of modern technologies; we find that there are some hindrances/obstacles in the development of engineering professionals to meet the requirements of modern society. We, therefore, highlight the necessity of the development of strategies and plans to serve the interest of society. In this context, the faculty of engineering at Alkharj plans to develop modern infrastructure to meet the national requirement and achieve the goals of enhancing the quality of engineering education so that they best serve the labor market as well as excel in scientific research. This should open new avenues and create more career opportunities for our engineering graduates.
With the generous support of our rulers (may Allah give them long life); with the special attention of the ministry of education, a strong faculty of engineering has been developed at Alkharj. Under the able dynamic leadership of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, we are going ahead with the development of the college of engineering, to compete not only domestically but globally. In view of that since the very inception of the college, we have been doing our best to attract competent and talented faculty members in various competitive fields. This will play an important role in producing highly competent engineers who will take a leading role in the development of the country.
The role of scientific research and development is also extremely important for the continuous improvement of faculty and staff skills. We therefore, also encourage our faculty members and staff to fully utilize college resources for the production of internationally accepted high-quality research.
Finally, considering all the above steps, the college of Engineering aims at contributing to the success of the Kingdom’s vision 2030 by providing highly skilled manpower to the country.
Dr. Rayed Abdullah Alyousef, PhD